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. ♪ [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." mitt romney releases his 2011 tax returns and if you're a middle class voter you won't be shocked to hear the rate he pays is probably somewhat less than yours. according to the trustee who supervisors the romney's blind trust, mitt and paid $1,935,708 in taxes on number of $13,696,951. an effective rate of 14.1%. the romneys also donated more than $4 million in charity, and claimed that $2.25 million deduction. the trustee released information on the romney's tax payments between 1990 and 2009. over that period they owed and paid federal and state income taxes every year, at an average tax rate of 20.20%, the lowest annual effective tax rate of 13.66%. when it comes to money it's good to be mitt romney. when it comes to the race for president, not so much. in fact, it's fair to say if mitt romney could take a mulligan on this week he would. taking a look at the latest swing state numbers the poll has the president up 5 points in colorado. you have 5 points in wisconsin and up 8 points in iowa while the l
as usual. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer. this and this is "viewpoint" live from the nation's capitol washington, d.c. this election was supposed to be all about the economy but now foreign policy and the middle east have taken center stage with an attack that killed an american ambassador and three others, and mitt romney taking any political advantage any way he can. in cry cairo the flag torn down and shredded by a mob. reports of a bear budget anti-muslim film said to have been made in the usa. shortly after what seemed to be another protest against the film beganouts the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but it appears to have been a well armed, well coordinateed event with indirect and direct fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. four americans were killed, including j. christopher stevens and information management officer sean smith. secretary of state hillary clinton eulogized the ambassador and defended the america's commitment to libya. >> everywhere chris and his team went in libya in a c
. that's the reality. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." for the second time this week, mitt romney is looking to reset his campaign amidst cries of anguish from fellow republicans who think he should win. the poll that shows president obama with the lead from slim to substantial. in the same margin of likely voters in the associated press poll. but he also a five lead over romney and eight-point lead in the latest pew poll. all of those polls were taken before mother jones released the tape that may prove to be the turning point in this race. with mitt romney telling fundraisers that nearly half the country, by his count were a bunch of losers and moochers. >> eliot: public reaction to the tape is interesting. according to a grand new gallup poll say those remarks make them 20% more likely to vote for romney. while 36% say he they're less likely to vote for him and his running mate, paul ryan, tried to clean up the mess that romney made. >> he was inarticulate in making this point. the point we'r
. if you have an opinion, you better back it up. >>eliot spitzer takes on politics. >>science and republicans do not mix. >>now it's your turn at the only online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> eliot: this week marks the annual clinton global initiative conference featuring speeches and panels from some of the most prominent panels in the world. one of those panels was titled women in the economy. joining us now is sheri blair who has had a distinguished career in england, and is the developer of your foundation. thank you for being here. >> it's delightful to be here. >> eliot: give us a scope of your foundation. >> we try to help people particularly in the middle east africa, and asia expand and grow their businesses so they can help themselves their families, and the wider community. i strongly believe a woman who has economic power and has her own money also has a voice in the community. >> eliot: so this is part of a larger social transformation that you believe will follow if the role of women is fundamentally alter
tomorrow. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." 11 years ago today, american airlines flight 11 and united airlines flight 175 crashed into the world trade center towers in lower manhattan. a little later that morning american airlines flight 77 smashed into the pentagon and united airlines flight 93 nosed into a field near shanksville slain. nearly 3,000 people died, murdered by osama bin laden and his al-qaeda terror network and the world changed. once again today as we've seen from the past decade, memorial services were held for the victims and the selfless first responders who rushed to their aid, some to their deaths. in new york, in the shadow of the new uncompleted one world trade center, victim's families read the names of their loved ones. at the pentagon where a giant american building marked the building, president obama and first lady michelle obama laid a wreath. in shanksville pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laid a wreath
will be inside "the war room." we'll see you tomorrow. >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." president obama's poll numbers show the post convention that mitt romney wanted and didn't get. homey shakes the etch-a-sketch on healthcare andnd can't explain why the g.o.p. would cut the budget without hurting the middle class. likely voters gave president obama a six-point lead and a four-point lead in the latest reuters poll while the register registered voters back the president in the recent gallup poll. but >> eliot: the basic structure of the race does not seem to be benefiting mitt romney. the g.o.p. candidate for president was in" today where the latest public policy poll shows them trailing the president by 5%. faced with poll, an anonymous top romney adviser sold us, quote number: >> eliot: chicago, of course, is headquarters to the obama campaign team, and blaming the messenger, like romney's adviser did, is a classic response that one would expect from the candidate who feels the election slipping away. themitt romney found key provisions he wou
♪ ♪ all right. that's our show for tonight. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. [♪ theme music ♪] >> eliot: good evening. i'm elliot spitzer, and this is "viewpoint." romney is ramping up his campaign this week. the republican candidate appeared this colorado today and plans to join paul ryan tomorrow on the final two days of a three-day bus trip through ohio even though as we told you last week ohio polls show president obama with a five-point lead in the critical swing state. it's a part of fire up gop voters and get back on track a week after romney secretly taped statements damming half of the population. romney insisted in his "60 minute" interview last night. that his campaign was doing just fine. actually romney is trailing in all of the latest national and zing-state polls, and in the "politico" poll out today . . . the president may be giving romney an opening for attack on fiern affairs. that after steve quizzed the president. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there will be bumps in the road because in a lot of thes
tonight. we'll see you tomorrow. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." president obama tells world leaders at the united nations they must join the fight against the violent extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nucle
toobin, and tad devine. have a great night. >> eliot: goods evening, i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." mitt romney looks to push the reset button on his staggering campaign with his poll numbers showing him down 5 to 7 points in key states like ohio, florida, and ed gillispie said that he would offer something new--specifics. what a concept. >> what we have found is that people want to hear a little bit more of that, not just to say that we have a plan to do t but here's what is in that plan. >> eliot: shocking idea. with that in mind, the republican contender spoke to the national hispanic chamber of commerce about immigration policy. >> i will pursue permanent immigration reform and start by ensuring those who serve in our military have the opportunity to become legal permanent residents in the country that they fought to defend. >> eliot: but will likely to take more than that to swing voters into that column. 68% of latino voters favor the president. just 26% support mitt romney. last month's month was to get 30%, serve points better than john mccain manag
to be in as a friend of bill in the next hour. we'll be joined by eliot spitzer, and yes, everybody is talking football. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press" >> speaking of football vegas sports bookies were very busy following the blown call monday night. at least $500 million changed hands in the sports book close to a record for an nfl game. the one call made bookies rake in $250 million. betters lost $250 million instantly. vegas experts estimate half that amount normally changes hands in a game like this. green bay was favored. >> bill: maybe the refs were on the take. >> yeah, there is a lot of money flying around related to these football games, and these refs are not making any friends. >> now that tim tebow's power has diminished -- >> bill: oh poor baby. >> -- one place in new york city wants to give him something to do. the museum of sex has given him a lifetime membership. >> that's one sure way to learn about sex. >> bill: yeah. >> madonna tried clearing up comments she made about president obama. she told the audience to quote, vote for th
to for the most amount of money? that's exactly what pawlenty is doing now. "viewpoint" with eliot spitzer is next. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." mitt romney continues to struggle to get past the infamous video that shows him writing off nearly half the country as dependent on government handouts. meanwhile, the president's rise in the polls could boost senate democrats and maybe just maybe bring an end to gridlock in congress. starting with the fallout from the video, according to the latest reuters poll, better than 40% of registered voters have a less favorable view of romney after viewing the video. meanwhile 26% opinions improved. 30% said it made no difference whatsoever. with the video driving numbers down romney sounded contrite at a univision forum last night. >> romney: my campaign is about the 100%. >> obama: when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims. that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't got
forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> david: the august jobs numbers may not have been great news for president obama. fortunatelily there are another set of numbers that are reassuring. the obama campaign for the first time in months raised more than the romney campaign. the margin was slim, according to the obama camp, 98ers 98% of those donations were $100 or less. joining me now, ken vogel whose recent piece democrats lower sites on donors tackle this very issue. ken, thank you for joining us tonight. >> my pleasure tonight. >> eliot: if i read your article properly the super rich democrats are fleeing for the hills, basically saying to the president, don't chase us, we're not interested. >> there has been a little bit of this dynamic in play for most of this election cycle. a number of these wealthy democrats are philosophically opposed to the super pacs and raising and spending unlimited money in politics. as a result, they don't want to play the game. the operatives who are trying to get them back in the game, if you don't help, we're never going to
back it up. >>eliot spitzer takes on politics. mix. >>now it's your turn at the only online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> david: the many voter i.d. laws passed are fraudulent answer to a none exist kent problem. while courts strike many down are uninstitutional we still way the outcome. earlier this week we had a chance to speak with sheila jackson lee of texas about the state of restricted voteer i.d. laws nationwide. >> eliot: i don't think woman, thank you for joining us. great to have you with us rather than over a tv screen. >> welcome to washington. >> eliot: thank you. one of the things that is troublesome about this election cycle is the voter suppression bill. it seems so anti-democratic. how do you push back. >> it's really an epidemic. just a few hours ago we held a hearing on the question of abuse power by the president, and this president in particular. one of the items raised was because of the activity of the department of justice going into places and into states where there are clear actions of voter suppression. this came a
." >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." when a presidential candidate is forced to leave a scheduled fund-raiser for an impromptu news conference, it can only one mean one thing. trouble. >> good evening. i understand there is a video that's been on the internet for a few weeks that has attracted some attention and i thought i would make some comments about it. >> eliot: that was mitt romney last night after mother jones posted video excerpts of his of its web site of romney taking questions from potential donors at a private $50,000 a plate fund-raiser may 17th at the florida home of private equity manager mark leeder. we played part of the tape monday. we're going to play a lot more of it tonight starting with the most controversial excerpt. >> there are 47% of the american people who will vote for him no matter what. they believe they're victims who believe government has a responsibility to care for them. who believe they're entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing to you name it.
democratic national convention. we have a panel here. we have governor eliot spitzer in our home university located in new york city. we have cenk uygur host of "the young turks"." governor jennifer granholm, two-time governor of michigan and host of the war room on current tv. and john fugelsang commentator and comedian. we'll try to cut it down for you tonight. we'll go to all the important speeches. we'll hear from michelle obama of course, and a great keynote speech from julian castro. we'll give you our unique take on it, and you'll be able to participate by way of social media. give us run down on how that works. >> cenk: i will. as you saw in the republican convention because i'm positive you all were watching, we have a twitter feed that goes up on the screen, and we have a whole range of different publics that we look in on, mainstream media pundits, conservatives liberals comedians and they're oftentimes incredibly funny including, when everyone is talking about invisible obama. at the end of the republican national convention, i'll have a fact on that that you'll love, and of cou
'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." conservatives that see liberal bias in the polls don't have a friend in fox news. and next week is the first presidential debate. the latest fox news poll has registered
obama after the convention. during our coverage on current eliot spitzer predicted a four-point bump. i predicted five. vice president gore, six to eight. it looks like the democratic convention went off better than the republican one if you look at the polls. now that the conventions are over, mitt romney as usual getting himself in more and more trouble. so they're answering the question. you got to under something. mitt romney's tax plan is a disaster for the budget. it would create giant deficits. how can you say you can fight deficits if your plan creates bigger deficits. he says, no, no, i'm going to get rid of the loopholes. >> give me an example of a loophole that you'll close. >> romney: people at high end taxpayers will have fewer deductions and exemptions. those numbers will come down. >> i'm cutting tax on the rich massively, but some of the loopholes i might take away might come from the rich. now paul ryan, you're supposed to be the holy genius, you're going to have specific details about what loopholes you're closing. you're the guy who is brave and bold. >> don't voters
! [applause] >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer, and this is "viewpoint." those were j two of the half-truths mendacious statements slurs falsehoods and outright lies peddled by the g.o.p. ticket over the past two nights at the republican convention in tampa. when mitt romney claimed americans including his party came together after president obama election he left out the fact that republicans in washington came out together to do whatever they could to deny the president in a second term. when they said, you didn't build that, they were repeating a lie debunked by independent fact checkers from across the nation. and there is more. a president that cares little about the truth and really has no shame. >> romney: the center piece of the president's campaign is an attacking success. >> they came back with an urgent report. he thanked them. sent them on their way and then did exactly nothing. >> romney: his policies have not created jobs. they've depressed them. >> many in my middle school worked at that plant. right at that plant candidate obama said if our government is here to suppor
have an opinion, you better back it up. >>eliot spitzer takes on politics. >>science and republicans do not mix. >>now it's your turn at the only online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> eliot: as president obama opens up a significant lead over mitt romney, democratic senators are being pulled along with him especially in races featuring far right tea party republicans. most dplairing example where democrat joe donnelly has pulled ahead of richard mourdock. republicans have held the seat since 1977. it was-mile-per-hour -- mourdock who won by claiming the tea party mantle and attacking louver as a republican who would compromise but now that he's fallen behind his democratic opponent,-mile-per-hour dock is trying to step away from the tea party and court the moderate vote. let's bring in politico's national political reporter, david catanese. >> good to be with you eliot. >> eliot: it is a great interest. the senate being hugely important. the white house is something we have -- we know where that's
, but we have governor eliot spitzer, brad woodhouse from the dnc, as well as dil buyers. he covers media for "politico." and a big flap about breastfeeding right here in washington, d.c. at american university has a breast-feeding mom finally gone too far? but first? >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> on this wednesday, the headlines making news all eyes on apple computer today, the company which six years ago changed the mobile phone market with the introduction of the iphone is expected to unveil the iphone 5 later this morning, wire.com is predicting two things. the phone will have a larger display, and it likely will have a different dot connector that other apple products meaning it would need its own separate pow power chord, also it may operate on the more advanced 4g network. >> bill: just tell me when to get it. >> the rumor is september 21st. >> so a little over a week. >> yeah. >> i don't understand how apple has gotten so bad at keeping their secrets covered up because everybody knows just about everything about their phone unless the
good percentage. >> cenk: all right. by 3-1 ruling we have plan b. eliot spitzer what do you think? >> eliot: i have three kids they have all graduated from high school. plan b is a hugely important pill that permits birth control to be accessible to many more people. i think parents should have some right to know what their kids are doing. that makes me sound old and conservative, but with three daughters maybe that's what happens. we have thomas frank who is one of the smartest observes about politics. and ben of ben and jerry's wants to talk politics. i want to talk ice cream. thank you, elliot. >> eliot: any time. >> cenk: when we come back the elbow of the day who it is? and who it is and good luck. ♪ are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! >> it's go time. (vo) at the only online forum with a direct line to cenk uygur. >>if you had to vote for a republican, which one would it be? (vo) join the debate now. >> cenk: earlier in the show we were talking about america's knew favo
convention with vice president al gore, governor jennifer granholm, governor eliot spitzer, john fugelsang and i'm cenk uygur. we have a change in the platform. >> jennifer: the words god given were removed and words jerusalem as the capital of israel removed. that caused much grief with concern what are the democratics doing. vice president, you said you thought it was a mistake an oversight, and it should be corrected. they must have listened to you because that's exactly what happened today. ted strickland amended to re reassert god-given and jerusalem into the platform. i think we've got the language up here. the amendment to the platform. we need a government that stands up for the hopes values, interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance--everyone--to make the most of their got-given potential. i wasn't sure if it was me or the screen. and jerusalem is and will remain the capital of israel. that's very good news, right john. >> john: it's very good news and smart politically. we saw yesterday our right wing friends piling on the democrats for insult
. eliot spitzer what do you have for us on "viewpoint." >> we have sheila bear who's blockbuster book is really turning heads. not a pretty picture for a lot of the wall street executives. tim geithner really takes it on the chin. fascinating book. she will be here. and then shari blare, absolutely charming. great lawyer former judge, running a foundation that does great stuff for women around the world. fun interesting conversation. >> sheila bear is one of the heros that did the right thing. >> indeed she do. >> cenk: looking forward to it elliot, thank you. >> thank you. >> cenk: when we come back we're going to do are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! >> cenk: we no climate change has had devastating results, but this one might hit home. we're going to lose 10% production in europe and 1.3% reduction in u.s. of our bacon. our bacon. climate change! don't do it to him! oh, there it is! the oil companies ruining our bacon! and oil subsidies are always involved, but poor harvest is a huge part of the reaso
! >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint" for the third day in a row protests raged across the middle east in response to aber budget anti-muslim film whose derivation seems to be in dispute. the protest seemed to be spreading into additional nations. today in is sana'a, protestors chanted death to america. the protestors breached the heavily fortified perimeter smashing windows tearing down the american flag and burning it. the protestors were blocked from entering the embassy building and were eventually pushed back into the streets by yemeni security forces. in cairo protestors continued to gather en masse outside the burned u.s. embassy and egyptian forces fired teargas in attempts to get them to disperse. similar protests also appeared in iran, iraq, bangladesh, morocco, sudan and tunisia. in libyan, there was a gathering design to show appreciation for the united states. hundreds of libyans amassed outside the consulate, airing signs denouncing yesterday's violent destruction which led to
's the north dakota state of science. [ laughing ] >> cenk: okay, not guilty, we're all agreed. eliot spitzer is up next with "viewpoint." eliot, tell me you got something better than this. >> eliot: i don't want to pass judgment like that, cenk, you know that, but we got a great show. starting like everybody else's, mitt romney in the 47%, is the campaign imploding on him? the craziness surrounding everything that he ever said. it's hard to figure out how he made it in politics. then we'll go from the tumultt from here to the middle east. and we'll figure out what is going on there and if we can do anything about it. interesting question. >> cenk: thank you eliot. sounds great. i'm looking forward to it. >> thank you. >> cenk: and when we come back, the elbow of the day who is it going to be? el monte kids already got an elbow. it's not them. tweet us your guess at at @tyt on (vo) this is joy. >>who the heck does mitt romney think he is? (vo) this is joy on current tv. >>if mitt romney treats his magic underwear the same way as his tax returns, then he's been going commando for the past 10
to juvenile, not life sentence as an adult. eliot spitzer is up next on "viewpoint." what do you have. >> eliot: nothing quite as dramatic as that. we do but that's crazy case. you hit it on the head. that's justice gone awry on those fact patterns. we're going to be starting with the romney campaign in panic mode. they have no idea what to do. they're going to do something amazing. give us specifics. they'll tell us what they will do if he wins. it will drop him another ten points if people hear him talk about that. it will be a disaster. and then we'll talk about occupy wall street. did it come back to life or is this the last chapter of a fading movement. and then dennis gallon gallaher. when wall street says it's already paid for they're making it up. $12.8 trillion. >> cenk: i love what you're saying right there. i look forward to the show. thanks. >> eliot: thanks. >> cenk: we've got four years left on the planet. the arctic sea ice is melting. we have stunning numbers when we come back. gaeme inc. thank gaemezilinsky, thank you for joining you disgust me. prove it. enough is e
to tell us with that it is partly your fault. how is that for harsh? eliot spitzer is next. >> that was a great tirade, chenk. i enjoyed every moment of that. that's why i love coming right after you. you get the crowd going. we've got an amazing new york times today saying the white house knew a whole lot more than 9/11 than they had wanted us to know about what al-qaeda was up to and what osama bin laden was up to. a whole new conversation pre9/11. who was in charge of the 9/11 fund and did it with exquisite fairness fascinating conversation there, as well. >> looking forward to it, thank you so much. >> when we come back, why do the rich folks wanted to bribe the republicans in the first place? because boy are they going to get their money's worth. i'll give you an example of sheldon [ air howling ] [ air howling ] peppermint that cools as you chew. stimulate your senses. 5 gum. now in micro pack. double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll
story. have a great weekend and come back on m [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." violence and chaos continue to spread across the middle east. reaction to a low budget ain't anti-muslim film released in america. nationally the president leads romney by three points within the margin of error. romney seemed pleased with the numbers when he spoke with "abc news" george stephanopoulos this morning. >> romney: i'm doing well. i'm tied in the poll, some days up, some days low we're doing well in swing states. >> eliot: notobama has a seven point edge over romney and the president led by five points in florida and enjoyed that same five-point lead in virginia. also in new hampshire according to an in-state poll. romney's ability to connect with middle income voters is one big reason why he trails the president. that inability was on display today. >> romney: no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle income people. principle number one is keep the burden down. >> you under $100,000 middle income. >> no, middle income is $20
evening i'm eliot spitzer is "viewpoint." after a show start thursday president obama closed the democratic convention with some soaring rhetoric in the promise of a rising middle class economy. >> obama: if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules then i need you to vote this november. [applause] >> eot: you again as the president spoke he may have already known that the august's jobs report would flatten his bump coming out of the convention and weaken his chances for re-election this fall. while most economists expected 125,000 new jobs last month, the labor department reported just 96,000 new private sector hires and while the unemployment rate dropped 268,000 people dropped out of the workforce. and if that's not enough, workforce participation rate is at its lowest level since ronald reagan's first y
. >> they didn't demonstrate it in front of you. >> we move on. eliot spitzer does a serious show, unlike this one. he is next. what do you have for us? >> no joking matter, we're starting tonight with a conversation about the middle east. it's hard to know what will come next obviously with the death of foreamerican diplomats this is something we are deeply troubled by. we'll be having a fascinating conversation. barney frank i had a great chat with him yesterday. john lewis, one of the iconic voices in our civil rights movement. both of them will be on the show tonight. >> thank you eliot appreciate it. >> always a pleasure. >> when we come back, rush limbaugh's x-raysestlimbauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauauau >> always outspoken, now unleached: joy behar. >>tonight, hanna rosin discusses her new book. it's called "the end of men". oh my god, whos going to kill the big bugs in the bedroom? only on current tv. >> cenk: do you think you've heard all of the crazy things rush limbaugh said? you haven't heard anything yet! wait until you get a load of this crap! >>
into the night. robert, thank you so much. eliot spitzer is next with viewpoint. >> chenk, you will never go quietly into the night that we know for sure. we are going to talk about mitt romney's foreign policy and the worst call in nfl history. almost as bad as bush v. gore, but not quite as important perhaps. >> i would not have gone quite that far. >> it's the nfl equivalent. >> the famous elbow of the day. who's head is it going to land on? find out when we come back. to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! >> cenk: scott brown had been leading before the convention. now, looks like elizabeth warren has taken a lead! she's up 47.2% to 45.8% and clear politics average of all of the different polls. so that appears to be a real lead. well one of the dumbest lines of attack i've ever seen is scott
you so much. eliot spitzer is next with viewpoint. >> chenk, you will never go quietly into the night that we know for sure. we are going to talk about mitt romney's foreign policy and the worst call in nfl history. almost as bad as bush v. gore, but not quite as important perhaps. >> i would not have gone quite that far. >> it's the nfl equivalent. >> the famous elbow of the day. who's head is it going to land on? find out when we come back. to get the benefits of private pass. are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! we have a big, big hour and the i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today... >> cenk: scott brown had been leading before the convention. now,
'll see you tomorrow. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." this just in, barack obama has won ohio and its 18 electoral votes. no, it hasn't really happened just yet. with president obama's 10-point lead in ohio that, critical swing state is now almost out of reach for mitt romney. which means to win the election, romney almost has to sweep the remaining swing states to have a hope of capturing the 270 electoral colleg
? how nervous are they that they've got a new eliot spitzer on their hands? >> right now they seem to be shrugging this off and obviously a lot of people are saying this is a political move, because schneiderman, the new york attorney general is a democrat. close ties to the obama matter and questioning the times. happening at a rather odd time. not a whole lot of concern in terms of what this might mean just yet for some of the private equity loans. they think this is more of a political move. internal revenue service weighed in. when they took a look they chose not to do anything with it. we'll see. could be a story with more legs. >> becky, a hard time about using business speak with the ecb. killing me there. european central bank. >> sorry. european central bank. >> wilmer dink. how do you speak european in political speak? >> i'm a little bit of a nerd. you're right. >> that's okay. that's why i love you. >>> inside the democratic party, two rising stars. anthony cox is here with a crowd. and the mayor. "the daily rundown" will be back in 30 seconds. >>> showed you the number
, no doubt you saw or heard about my interview with eliot spitzer, which at the end of the day, ended up to be a lot about you. what's your take? did you get feedback on that? >> yeah. you won. i mean, his waving around a document that happened to be nothing to do with what we're talking about, because what he was waving around, i'm told, was a termination by the federal court. but there was an appeal that overturned that. he didn't tell you about the appeal. >> right. hank, good to have you on the program. >> good to be with you. >> thank you for weighing in on the developments at aig, hank greenberg. over to you. >> we'll head toward the break here. markets still trading a little lower. hello, there, down 27 points now with 20 minutes left in this trading day. we're at or near four-year highs in this market but have we set ourselves up for a big fail if the fed does not step up big later this week? two of wall street's top money pros chime in on that. >>> then after the bell -- >> i believe that we will be able to avoid also other increases in taxation. >> italy's prime minister, monti
in the footsteps of eliot spitzer, rudy giuliani and go back throughout the 20th century and picking an easy target for good political gain. >> isn't that true, bart? isn't it an easy target given the fact there's such class warfare happening right now? if capital drives the economy why is going after the big money so politically lucrative? >> well, much of what's wrong in america rests at the foot of wall street. it's inevitable that of the dozens if not hundreds of investigations that the new york attorney general has under way that one of them would intersect with wall street and intersect with something of national public debate. >> you said much of what is wrong with america lies at the foot of wall street. explain that. >> we've got 8% unemployment. >> and that's wall street's fault? come on. give me a break. let's talk in reality. >> wall street crashed the economy. wall street, with casino-style betting, with indenturing mortgage holders with $700 million of collective debt beyond the value of their homes is what's causing consumers to -- >> so regulators who were asleep at the wheel. point
powerhouse selects of elected -- intellects of elected officials. having eliot spitzer and jennifer granholm on the same panel. it was humbling. i'm relieved to be back here in l.a. recovering from the bliss of the convention. did you guys enjoy the democratic convention? >> i loved it. i thought it was good. the first thing i noticed the first night when they showed the crowd, you immediately noticed a difference from the rnc crowd. >> john: yeah. >> volumewise, too. >> it was like going from a bowl of milk to someone spilled pepper. >> john: we'll have our first disagreement. there were black folks and brown folks at the g.o.p. convention. we should point that out. >> occasionally a fly will land in your bowl of milk. you get a couple of specks. >> john: if i had one dream, i would be the black guy at the g.o.p. convention to keep changing his outfit to look like a new person. >> groucho nose. >> john: why can't my agent get me that gig? i want to be the black guy at the g.o.p. convention. it was more diverse cu
. joy, cenk joy again, eliot spitzer and then jennifer grandholm. president obama on the road yesterday said he was down in -- saturday and sunday a two-day bus trip through florida, and along the way he met a young man who was born in hawaii. the president thought that was great news but it did raise a question. >> obama: you were born in hawaii? do you have a birth certificate? [ laughter ] >> bill: and then an answer to everybody as far as the republicans are concerned. >> obama: tax cuts when times are good tax cuts when times are bad. tax cuts to help you lose a few extra pounds. tax cuts to help your love life. somebody said it doesn't help. try those tax cuts. [ laughter ] >> bill: he said in his speech tax cuts -- take two tax cuts and call me in the morning. >> it's funny, but he is sounds lose and confident out there. and that is what is going to come through to people. >> bill: yes, he is very comfortable in his own skin. he is a great campaigner. i know we'll talk more about the economy, but strength as a candidate matters too, the campaign a
that we never, again have to worry about osama bin laden. my parting shot for today. eliot spitzer joins us tomorrow as well as brad woodhouse from the dnc and congressman john sarbanes. have a good one. see you tomorrow.
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